WV Orthopaedic Society (WVOS) President Dr. David Ede (left) enjoys the first tee time of the season at Stonewall Resort to start the 2014 Spring Break Meeting.
Steve Smith, Jon Abraham, Doug Green and WV Physical Therapy Association President Eric Tarr, PT, DPT, MBA, OCS (right), try to golf before the storm.
Chris Rotella, Mark Gibson, Jason Chin and JR Cochran made it to the second hole for the Dixon Challenge before the sky behind them won the round.
As you can see, the rain, thunder and lightning stopped play for nearly an hour…but you know golfers!
As soon as permitted, Drs. Andrew Hanselman,, Jesse Lewis, Jonathan Karnes and David McConda, four of WVU’s orthopaedic residents, were back on the course.
Physical therapists Andrew Rigney, Jakob Wesney and Bryan Cardenas dried out after the rain and enjoyed the Dixon Challenge.
Physical therapists Scott Wilson, Todd Dillon, Brad Dillon and Brandon Beacom enjoyed the improving afternoon.
Exhibitors Felecia Jensen and Leah Opas worked on their improving golf skills, while enjoying the Dixon Challenge and golf at Stonewall Resort.
Exhibitor Bobby Rocks and Jim Dahmer finished the round in bright afternoon sun!
WVOS Resident Board Member Dr. Alvin Jones shares an evening with his most delightful daughter.
Members of both WVOS and WVPTA are enthralled by the table magic of John Slicer.
Slicer draws laughter when the onlookers realize they watched his every move…and still don’t know what happened!
Dr. Bill Sale and wife June Sale, PT, enjoyed Friday evening’s reception with orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapists, exhibitors and guests.
WVPTA Executive Director Nancy Tonkin was cornered by the camera while visiting with members during the reception.
Following opening remarks by WVOS President Ede and WVPTA President Tarr, WVPTA Vice President Carrie Abraham, PT, DPT, MPH, presented an overview on national issues.
WVOS Past President and AAOS Councilor Greg Krivchenia shared breaking information on SGR, ICD-10 and other federal issues.
Our first clinical presentation was delivered by Dr. Benjamin Frye of WVU on risk factors and prevention of dislocation following THA.
Osteoporosis and hip issues were covered by Marshall University’s Dr. Frank Shuler. He received near-perfect ratings from participants, scoring 4.95 out of 5.0.
Former WVOS President Dr. David Hubbard, with WVU, shared information on what’s new in hips for 2014.
Joseph Moskal, MD, FACS, joined us from the Carilion Clinic Medical Center in Roanoke to discuss the anterior hip approach and why now for cementing hips.
Dr. Robert Meneghini of IU Health Saxony Hospital in Indianapolis shared another interpretation of the anterior hip approach.
Other speakers for the day included John Christoforetti, MD, FAAOS, of Physician’s Landing Zone in Pittsburgh, Benjamin Kivlan, MS, PT, SCS, OCS, CSCS of Tri-State Physical Therapy in Pittsburgh, and Will McCormick, MD, FRCSC of Orthopedic Healthcare Associates in Charleston
Members of the WV Orthopaedic Society, WV Association of Orthopaedic Executives and WV Physical Therapy Association enjoyed several breaks during the day which gave them a chance to visit with exhibitors.
We would like to thank our exhibitors for making this event a reality!
WVOS President David Ede, left, visits with John Slicer of McKinley Carter.
Arthrex was one of over 20 exhibitors participating during the weekend conference.
Exhibitors like National Seating and Mobility represented a rowing number of equipment vendors participating.
Exactech and other vendors spent considerable time with conference participants.
Conference attendees enjoyed the opportunities to visit with all of our exhibitors.
Blue Belt Technologies was new to our event this year!
Exhibitors such as MicroPort Orthopaedics were able to enjoy breaks and lunch with physicians and practice managers.
ConforMIS was another exhibitor new to this year’s event!
There was a constant stream of visitors to each of the exhibit tables.
From golfing to exhibiting, Bledsoe was heavily involved in our event.
Everyone enjoyed their time together at Stonewall Resort for the 2014 Spring Break meeting!
Both morning and afternoon offered time for everyone to visit.
WVOS President Dr. David Ede presents the 1st place resident prize to Drs. Thomas Gill and Dana Lycans of Marshall University for their talk on WV physical education and its impact on bone health.
Dr. Jesse Lewis of WVU receives his 2nd place resident prize from Dr. Ede for his talk on the effect of dorsal plate positioning.
WVOS President Ede presents the 3rd place resident prize to Dr. Jonathan Karnes of WVU on the competitiveness of today’s match program.